Outside Instragram

Instagram is easily my favorite iPhone app right now and I’m certainly not alone. It’s a fun, easy way to take and share great photos and the massive community that has developed around mobile photography is what keeps us all improving. As happy as I was to read the Mashable article this morning about Instagram coming to Android, I was much more excited to see the bonus segment with interviews from 15 of the app’s most prominent photographers.

Don’t get me wrong, expanding the Instagram community beyond the iPhone is pretty big news, but what makes that bonus segment so great has little to do with the app itself. It’s about taking better, more interesting and more artistic pictures…

iPhone Juice

I don’t know about you, but when I’m traveling, I simply can’t keep my phone charged. During a normal work week, my iPhone’s battery will last a solid 3 or 4 days. When I’m stuck on a plane, getting directions and trying to catch up with friends all day though, I can easily burn through a full charge in 3 or 4 hours.

For my 5th trek to SXSW last March, I knew I couldn’t afford to sit next to an outlet waiting for my phone to charge before going to the next panel or party. The solution I settled for was the Energizer AP1500 “Energi To Go” battery case which I got from NewEgg for…

iPad and The Red Queen

I guess good things really do come in pairs. A couple weeks ago I wrote about 2 Gowalla helper apps that came out within just a few days of each other, Gowalla Sniffer and Gowalla Swag. Today, I have 2 new Gowalla topics to talk about: The Gowalla iPad App… 

Gowalla Sniffer & Swag

Once Gowalla announced their API in February, I knew it wouldn’t be long before we started seeing native iPhone applications to help us find our missing items. After a couple weeks of silence two such applications popped up in within just 3 days of each other. Gowalla Sniffer was released… 

Where the iPhones Are

If you’ve been playing Gowalla for any length of time, you’ve probably already discovered Ben Dodson’s Gowalla Tools. This companion site for the popular location-based iPhone game features several helper tools for players (like myself) who are trying to collect all the virtual items in the game. Of the tools… 

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